5 Ways to Winter-Proof Our Skin

We all need a little something to help our skin get through the winter, it's when the latest skin-boosting treats come in to return our wind-chapped cheeks and dry lips to their former glory and to protect us until next season. 

Her are my 5 ways to winter-proof your skin to keep it soft, moisture and smooth:

1- Mac Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum - A serum formulated to instantly brighten, smooth, firm, and hydrate the skin while providing a plumper, more evenly toned finish to the complexion. Natural antioxidants help to strengthen the skin against UV-related damage, while MAC Charged Water ensures deep, long-lasting hydration.

2- Lancome Visionnaire Yeux - Achieve skin perfection while reducing dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines in the eye contour The eye corrector delivers a triple visible correcting action: dark circles appear significantly diminished, eye wrinkles appear smoother and the eye contour texture looks and feels refined. After 4 weeks, the signs of fatigue around the eyes look visibly reduced as this lightweight eye cream re-texturizers and evens tone in the eye contour area.

3- Dove Winter Care Nourishing Body LotionThe lotion works deep down and not only moisturises the surface of your skin, but also delivers deep nourishment for long lasting beautifully soft and smooth skin. The rich formula, gives the intensive care we need for the cold season. It treats dry skin so that it recovers, and the warm fragrance of Amber flower provides a pampering sensation. The unique deep care Complex includes skin natural nutrients and rich essential oil to help gradually improve skin starting deep down to the stratus corneum.

4- L’occitane Shea Butter Hand CreamEnriched with 20% Shea Butter, the super-creamy Shea Butter Hand Cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective care. The rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands soft and smooth with no oily traces. 

5- The Body Shop Honeymania Lip Balm This luxuriously sweet lip balm contains Community Fair Trade honey made from the nectar of wildflowers. It has a sweet, floral scent and leaves lips feeling soft. This one I recommend...

So girls here are my tips for today and let me know what else would you use to protect your skin through the winter or if you have tried one of these products above. Please do leave your comments below.

Thank you!

Mink & Silk Eyelash Extensions – What You Should Know

With the popularity of eyelash extensions growing globally, several news types of eyelashes are popping up. But what’s the difference?
Although any of the extensions will give you constant compliments, there are some vital differences between these popular eyelash extensions that you should be aware of.

Differences Between Mink, Silk or Synthetic Eyelashes

The main difference between the types of lashes comes down to their firmness, are they real fur, faux fur or synthetic.
Synthetic or Silk lashes are the heaviest, great for a really full thick look, often rated at 0.20mm in thickness.
Mink or Faux Mink are usually thinner and softer than Silk  rated at 0.15mm-0.2mm in thickness, but can also come thicker as well.
I usually use Mink, and I consult my clients to figure out the thickness that will work with their expectations.
Real Fur won’t hold a curl as well as Faux Fur.

Mink Eyelashes

Mink Lashes are the new craze. If you’re going for that 100% natural look, this is the best you can get. Most people love Mink because they look so natural and give them full, fluffy eyelashes.
Real Mink lashes come from the Mink tail, either the Siberian Mink or the Chinese Mink. The Siberian Mink are the better of the two.
There is also the Faux Mink, they are more affordable, come very close to holding all the same characteristics except if you get them wet, they won’t lose their curl which is a huge advantage over real Mink.


Mink lashes are known to be very light and soft, making them a more comfortable choice over silk lashes. They also have a gloss or shin to them and have a more natural fluffy look. They often come with a perm and will last a little longer than silk.


You should choose Mink lashes if you want extensions that you’ll be wearing for a prolong period of time. In other words, you plan on keeping them and continually retouched.
The minks are also  great if your own natural lashes are thinner, because the mink lashes are very light and soft.
If you want a more natural looking lash which you can apply mascara to enhance, then Mink should be your first choice.
Note: You should only use mascara designed for extensions.


Now this is the scary part. An initial set of Real Mink lashes will be a bit pricey.
I charge all first-time clients up with an initial set of Mink lashes for only £40 half set and £65 full set ( I often offer discounted prices on them also). 

Silk Eyelash Extensions

When someone says Synthetic Lashes they are referring to either Silk or Acrylic.
Synthetic Silk being the more popular of the two for the lighter feel. Not as light as Mink, but they are more comfortable than Acrylic and can be used for everyday use.


Synthetic Silk Eyelashes are great for short term wear or special occasions since they are thicker, full and have a uniformed perfect curve to them.
Since they already hold such a dark pigment, there is no reason for mascara.
They are usually much thicker than Mink lashes rated at 0.20mm.


Choose Synthetic Silk eyelash extension for those special occasions. A wedding, a photo-shoot or a part in a film. You can use them as everyday lashes as well but they won’t be as light and comfortable as the Mink lashes.

Getting Your First Set Of Eyelash Extensions

If you live in Surrey UK area you can call me anytime for an appointment for your next set of extensions. We’ll consult you and choose the best length and thickness for your needs.

Email: info.adnacristina@gmail.com
Mob: +44 (0) 752 812 2018

Full Body Waxing - Semi-Permanent Hair Removal

While most women love that freshly waxed look and feel, many don't have the courage or don't know about the service. Waxing is a great alternative to shaving if you have hair you're uncomfortable with, and it is recommended for people of all ages.

Waxing is much better because it removes hair from the root, it can last up to a month, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle. Over time it thins the hair so less grows back. The treatment also exfoliates the skin leaving you feeling silky smooth.

It is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are two types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair:

Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin (i.e, bruising, broken capillaries, ingrown hairs caused by hair follicle trauma and lifting of skin). This removes the wax along with the hair.

Hard wax, is applied thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens.

I recommend an exfoliating scrub the day before and advise not to apply body lotion on the day of the treatment as it is easier to remove the hair. It is excellent for summer when we will be able to wear shorts and dresses to show our amazing hairless legs and arms. 

In my opinion anyone who hasn't given it a try should do it because the feeling that the service gives us afterwards is amazing, we feel more confident and good about ourselves. 

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